INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The infamous Great
American Run road rally is scheduled to set the USA ablaze when it departs Los
Angeles, California on September 7, 2008. The event will conclude with a
celebratory final night party in Los Angeles on September 12th.
"This is a driving experience like no other in the world which provides
the drivers and co-drivers with one hell of a ride," says event organizer, Tim
Porter. The guaranteed starting cash prize has already been set at
($100,000.00) one hundred thousand USD and could rise to an incredible one
million dollars contingent upon the number of entries.
The 2007 Great American Run was a huge success with over 140 cars of all
makes and models participating. A television film crew documented the entire
crazy event, with the DVD set for release soon. Timothy S. Durham, CEO of
Indianapolis, Indiana based Obsidian Enterprises, Inc., was a 2007 competitor.
Durham liked the event so much he bought into the Great American Run company
and now works alongside Porter. Durham commented, "The 2007 event was amazing
and I enjoyed every octane filled moment. To witness over one hundred and
forty cars travel across the States was exciting, challenging and always very
entertaining. I'm passionate about cars and humbled to participate in this
type of event. You feel as though you're making a part of history."
The 2008 Great American Run route will be kept strictly confidential by
the event organizers, however based upon previous Runs it's guaranteed to be
challenging, exhausting and downright whacky. Porter has a long pedigree in
establishing road rallies. He has successfully conducted six annual events in
Europe and is now firmly established in the USA. Porter said, "The 2008 Great
American Run promises to be very exciting and filled with surprises along the
way. We knew we had a success on our hands during the 2007 event and now
having Durham on board is fantastic. He has an immense flair for business
which will hugely compliment my attitude of achieving the impossible."
Route checkpoints will be staffed by gorgeous "Checkpoint Chicks" and an
independent timing specialist company. These checkpoints are designed to
avoid cheating and to log the daily performance of the vehicles. Each driver's
objective is to achieve an average speed of 61 mph, which is no easy task. The
event will also provide the entrants with wild parties, top notch dinners and
luxury hotel accommodations. The final night is a black-tie gala dinner where
the massive cash prize will be awarded to the winner. The Great American Run
is not about what you drive, it's about how you drive and your individual
approach to life and the risks you're prepared to take.
If you're up for the challenge, want to meet some like-minded car
aficionados, or just want to be thoroughly thrilled and entertained, this is
the event for you. You might win yourself one million dollars! The Great
American Run has got guts, glamour and a real "go factor." If you're a raging
bull, a dancing horse, or just want a "gas of a time" contact the organizers
for more details. US toll free 1-800-619-8593, Tim Porter directly US
714-391-2486 or go to www.thegreatamericanrun.com. Sponsorship inquiries US
toll free 1-866-890-2234
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For further information:
For further information: Tim Porter, President of Great American Run,
+1-714-391-2486, Maverick@thegreatamericanrun.com Web Site: